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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:02 PM
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Subject: News Alert: Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget
(just rec'd e-mail alert)

Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget

President Obama met at the White House on Wednesday night
with House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senator Harry Reid of
Nevada, the majority leader, but they failed to reach an
agreement to end a budget stalemate that has threatened to
shut down the government.

After the meeting ended, Mr. Obama warned that a shutdown
must be avoided. "A shutdown will have real effects on
everyday lives," he said at a White House press conference.

The nighttime meeting, called Wednesday afternoon by Mr.
Obama, underscored the drama in the nation's capital as the
White House and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill spent
the day pointing fingers at each other in advance of a
possible government shutdown on Saturday. The government's
authority to spend money runs out at midnight on Friday
night.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/us/politics/07fiscal....

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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:05 PM
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1. Of course it failed, the
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 10:05 PM by CC
teapublicans think they have a cause and the American people sent them to fulfill that cause. They are delusional.


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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:18 PM
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4. i really don't think Boehner wants a shut down, though, if only because the
Gingrich/Clinton memory still haunts him.

I was thinking when I finally did see the statement (MSNBC is still broadcasting live!) -- that I bet he's never worked this late in all his years in Congress.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:06 PM
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2. don't want a shutdown
but... I sure hope Dems don't give in on funding to Planned Parenthood, NPR, etc...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:16 PM
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3. The other day he said they weren't giving up any more that would hurt the people
who most need it -- I hope he sticks to that.

This is so discouraging.
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:22 PM
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5. boners tears didn't work on Obama!
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svsuman23 Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:09 PM
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6. I doubt we will get a budget for at least a couple more years.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:13 PM
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7. same thing going on here in california
the repigs have an axe to grind and won't let up.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:16 PM
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8. The teabaggers are like a bunch of screaming toddlers that throw a tantrum when they can't get their
way.

Grow up morans!
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